Understanding Household and School Proprietor Needs in Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana

Understanding Household and School Proprietor Needs in Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana: A Needs and Impact Assessment of the IDP Rising Schools Program

As critical but uneven steps towards universal access to quality education are taken, growing numbers of families are turning to low-fee private schools to help prepare their children for a better future.

Millions of these families are refusing to wait until 2030 for universal access to become a global reality, and it is imperative that stakeholders match their urgency in efforts to better understand this growing demographic.

After an earlier examination of how much households spend on education in both the public and private sector in Kasoa, Ghana, Results for Development’s (R4D) latest report, “Understanding Household and School Proprietor Needs in Low-Fee Private Schools in Ghana,”  adds more empirical evidence to a debate that is vigorous, but often ideologically-charged.

The report was conducted in partnership with Consumer Insight Consult Africa and the IDP Foundation, Inc. It features data from one of the largest reviews of its kind, focusing on the IDP Rising Schools Program’s impact, and contributing to the discourse of the low-fee private school (LFPS) sector’s effectiveness.

The findings include new information on how low-fee private schools (LFPS) in Ghana are currently operating, how parents are experiencing this new approach to education, and where stakeholders can improve student experiences in the future, for providers of public and non-state education alike.

Download the full report above, or download the executive summary and PowerPoint presentation.

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